The issues of holding meetings of the CSTO statutory bodies in 2021 and trainings of the Collective Forces on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan were discussed. The CSTO Secretary General and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan have discussed the situation in the Central Asian region and the implementation of measures to reduce tensions in the Tajik-Afghan border area.
The parties have discussed the holding of a meeting of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers in Dushanbe this spring, military, military-technical and military-economic cooperation in the CSTO format and the implementation of the priorities of the Tajik side in these areas.
The implementation of the priorities of the Tajik side in the field of countering modern challenges and threats during the presidency in the Organization in 2021 was discussed
The Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon had a meeting in Dushanbe with the Secretary General of the Organization Stanislav Zas. At the meeting he approved the Plan for the implementation
The Chairman of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon had a meeting with CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas in Dushanbe. The meeting took place at the Residence of the head of the Tajik state on February 18 this year.
The President of the Republic of Tajikistan have approved the Action Plan presented by the Secretary General to implement the decisions of the CSTO CSC session (December 2, 2020) and implement the priority directions proposed by the Republic of Tajikistan for the period of its chairmanship in the CSTO.
Stanislav Zas reported to the Chairman of the CSC that the document was prepared on the basis of the decisions of the December (2020) session of the CSTO CSC, taking into account the proposals put forward in the course of the session and at the meetings of the CSTO CFM, CMD and CSSC with an emphasis on the priorities of Tajikistan's chairmanship in the Organization.
“The plan calls for practical measures in the spheres of political, military, military-economic and military-technical cooperation, interaction in countering the challenges and threats to the security of the Organization's member states,” the CSTO Secretary General said.
He reported that certain sections of the Plan were committed to crisis response, the CSTO peacekeeping activities, as well as measures to reduce tensions in the Tajik-Afghan border area. Stanislav Zas stressed that the document provided for the approval of the draft CSTO Special Interstate Policy for strengthening sections of the Tajik-Afghan Border.
The President of the Republic of Tajikistan highlighted the relevance of building up interaction within the CSTO in matters of effectively countering the tendencies of the spread of radical destructive ideologies in the Organization's area of responsibility, as well as combating cybercrime and other illegal actions using information and communication technologies.
In this context, it was emphasized the importance of stepping up work on the implementation of the CSC Decision "On the list of additional measures aimed at reducing tension in the Tajik-Afghan border area" to work out the issue of adopting a Combined list of organizations recognized as terrorist in the CSTO format.
Upon discussing issues on the international and regional agenda, special attention was paid to the development of the situation in Afghanistan, as well as the growing trend of global threats of terrorism, extremism, various forms of radicalism and transnational organized crime, including drug trafficking.
In this regard, Emomali Rahmon noted the relevance of building the CSTO's potential to effectively combat these risks and security threats.
The head of the Tajik state have discussed with the CSTO Secretary General the holding on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan in 2021 in person of the session of the Collective Security Council and meetings of the statutory bodies – the CSTO CFM, CMD and CSSC, as well as joint trainings with the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces "Interaction - 2021", special trainings with intelligence assets "Search-2021" and trainings with the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics units "Echelon-2021. "The purpose of these trainings is to demonstrate the readiness of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) to respond to emerging security threats in the Tajik-Afghan border area," Stanislav Zas said in his report.
He said that the approved Plan also reflected topical issues on interaction on the connection of interested countries and international organizations to the activities of the CSTO as an Observer under the CSTO and a CSTO Partner, as well as the intention to develop cooperation between the CSTO, the CIS and the SCO.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov